Author Topic: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email  (Read 844 times)

LilyBLily

A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« on: April 27, 2020, 09:46:01 PM »
This morning I got an email just incoherent enough to be believable as from Amazon:

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"Your Amazon account [my email], found abnormal login, the recipient address has been changed!"

The exclamation point is theirs. More words claiming one can only log in using the app on a moble phone. Needless to say there is code hidden all over the email. At bottom there's a big button to "Change Settings."

Uh, nope.

I was cheered to discover that when I went to my account settings via the normal route rather than clicking on the bogus button, I already had two-factor authentication in place. Yay, me.
 

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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 10:24:34 PM »
Was the url under the button even going to Amazon?
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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 10:39:52 PM »
Was the url under the button even going to Amazon?

Nope. Some unidentifiable url. Every use of the word "Amazon" had code behind it, too, as did many other words, which is why I didn't copy and paste the email.
 

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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 02:52:57 AM »
The number of these kind of scams has increased a lot since the lockdown. I've had them from Amazon, Paypal, Master Card, Visa, and others.
I always report them, and then go to the regular site access to confirm everything is OK. Too many people with too much time for mischief.

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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 04:33:17 AM »
How do you find out if there is code behind a word (sorry --Luddite  here)?
 

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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 09:00:33 AM »
How do you find out if there is code behind a word (sorry --Luddite  here)?

If I put the email in my junk folder it shows the codes. If I copy and paste somewhere I also see them.
 

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Re: A Fake Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 12:41:17 PM »
Thanks.